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June 20 NEK Legion Baseball Update
By Jonny Kane
Copyright: MSC Sports

2019 Legion Baseball – Standings

2019 Kanzaland Radio McDonald’s Player of the Game - Selections

For the first time of the legion baseball season weather forced postponement of some games this week but below you can find complete recaps of games through June 20th.

Wednesday, June 19th

Marysville takes two close wins over Seneca

Behind a complete game pitching performance from Storm Slupianek, Marysville took down Seneca in game one 5-2 on Wednesday. He surrendered two runs on six hits over seven innings, striking out five and walking one. Marysville scored all five runs in the third inning, led by Jonny Crome who recorded two hits and two RBI’s.

In game two Marysville jumped out early and never looked back plating two runs in the first and two more in the second inning to take down Seneca 4-1 and complete the sweep. Owen Nietfeld picked up the win on the mound going five innings allowing one run on three hits and striking out five, while offensively Storm Slupianek and Ben Kirkland each collected one hit.

Oskaloosa splits with Leavenworth

Behind a walk-off single by Eli King, the Oskaloosa River Bandits picked up a dramatic comeback win over Leavenworth in game one 7-6. Oskaloosa trailed 6-2 going into the sixth inning but plated four runs in the sixth before walking off in the seventh. Cooper Jepson spearheaded the offense with three hits and two runs scored, while King and Riley Trust each racked up two hits as well.

In game two Leavenworth led from start to finish picking up a 10-2 win to earn the split. Leavenworth plated two runs in the first, one in the second and third and capped off the scoring with two runs in the fourth and four in the fifth. Avery Gatzemeyer had a solid day offensively collecting three hits and two RBI’s, but the pitching staff struggled to hold down the Leavenworth offense.

Thursday, June 20

Sabetha earns sweep over Doniphan County

Backed by a five-run first inning the Sabetha Raptors tacked on another run in the sixth to take a 6-1 win over Doniphan County in game one. The Raptors first seven batters reached base with the big blow being a two-RBI double from Joe Gruber. Sabetha plated one more in the seventh as Shane Frey walked and came around to score on a wild pitch. Trevor Kramer got the win on the mound tossing 4.2 innings allowing just one run on one hit, while Gruber finished off the final 2.1 innings striking out four. Braden Argabright was named the McDonald’s Player of the Game on KNZA, as he was on base three times with a single, two walks and a run scored.

In game two Sabetha scored in every inning and Jalen Worthley and Braden Argabright combined on the 9-0 shutout win. Worthley pitched the first three innings for the win and Argabright pitched the final two frames.  The Raptors scored two runs in the first and added three more runs in the second after two outs.  Joe Gruber had the big hit in the inning with a 2-run single.  Gruber finished the game with three hits, four RBI's and a pair of runs scored.  Argabright also had a multi-hit game with a pair of singles and two walks as he reached base in all four of his at bats.

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